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New Year’s Eve at the Space Needle brings fireworks, crowds, and street closures

December 31st, 2013 by Laura

space needle fireworks

Photo courtesy of The Space Needle

Happy New Year! The clock is ticking down to 2014, and the preparations for fireworks off the Space Needle are underway. A heads up – secure you Lower Queen Anne/Uptown parking spot tomorrow (Wednesday) early in the day, or you may lose it for the night.

Curb-side parking is free on New Year’s Day, and the city is advising drivers “who indulge in too many holiday spirits” on New Year’s Eve to leave their car on the street and take a cab or public transit home. They can return for their car the next morning when parking is free (assuming they’re paid up for the 31st and legally parked).

The city expects 15,000 people for the Space Needle fireworks, and it’ll be closing the following streets from 11:30 until 45 minutes after the 7-minute firework display to end, to allow for crowds to dissipate:

  • 5th Ave N between Mercer St and Denny Way
  • Broad Street between 5th Ave N and Denny Way

Find a good viewpoint on Queen Anne for the fireworks, and Happy New Year!

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